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  • Advised a husband and wife creating a mobile library service in Africa, regarding suitable cladding, and shelving and provided contact details for mobile library coach building services for their project.
  • Provided a public library perspective on proposed changes to Public Library Subsidy from the National Archives. Provided feedback and input on the Professional Value Toolkit sections relating to Public Sector.
  • Delivered a library advocacy workshop for INET in Strasbourg, (Institut nationale des études territoriales, part of the Centre Nationale de la Fonction Publique Territoriale (CNFPT,) the French national university for local and national Government Officers
  • Delivered tailored Mobile Library Commissioning and Partnership workshops for several authorities, including Warwickshire & Wrexham
  • Assisted Medway Libraries in researching the use of public library book kiosks in the UK
  • Encouraged members and public to lobby their MPs about their personal and their party's position on public libraries ahead of the General Election
  • Provided expert advice on the following:
  • selecting and managing graphic novels for younger readers
  • Fees and charges: setting and exceptions
  • UK & European Mobile Library constructor information published and updated regularly
  • Design of new mobile libraries
  • Driver licensing & training
  • Conducting and using Generic Social Outcome studies to demonstrate value
  • Working with the homeless in public libraries
  • Campaigning against cuts
  • Choosing an LMS
  • Staff Training
  • Consulted Information Literacy Group on their response to Arts Council England Consultation
  • Launched the PMLG awards celebrating outstanding library staff
  • Advised CILIP and SLIC on role of Scottish Libraries in the Access to Research initiative
  • Helped South African Government representative organise a visit to the UK to research adult literacy
  • PMLG helped select the papers for the IFLA Public Libraries Satellite 2014. (Also helped organise other aspects of the programme  including Keynote Speakers, publicity and Mobile library participation.
  • Supported CILIP communications answering mobile library enquiries
  • Provided expert advice to CILIP Communications on how to handle a query regarding “offensive” graphic novels in public libraries
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